lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: raspberry seeds/hairs/skins, slight tartness--like the kriek
Appearance: reddish brown, small white head
Flavor: nice tartness, some chocolate, some raspberry seeds/hairs/stems
Palate: little lite, chcolate covered raspberry aftertaste
3fourths (8497) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Purple and brown colored body with little to no head. Fruit syrup nose of plum, black cherry and mostly raspberries, with only a light porter presence. Flavor is more of this syrupy fruit flavoring, moderately thick, very lightly tart and punchy - overall very tasty and easy to drink, but not a runaway winner. Too syrupy, artificial tasting, floral, etc, with minimal porter character.
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown body under a foamy tight bubbled light brown head with great retention. Aroma is fairly light, very reminescent of chocolate covered raspberries with a little bit of roastiness as well. Flavor is really well balanced between the Porter and the raspberry. Rich dark chocolate covered raspberries front to back, finishing with a nice roasty lightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is similar to the regular Porter, though it seems a tad more fizzy than I usually expect from here. This was a nice, not over the top, fruited Porter. Walking the line between sweet and bitter, the chocolate and raspberry really played well together.